Drake Turned His “I’m Upset” Music Video Into An Epic ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’ Reunion

Fresh off directing Drake’s “God’s Plan” and “Nice For What” music videos, director Karena Evans hit a home run directing the “I’m Upset” music video. In “God’s Plan” Drake generously gave away nearly a million dollars, with “Nice For What” he put powerful women like Tiffany Haddish and Issa Rae at the forefront, and with “I’m Upset” he humbly returns to his Canadian roots with … Continue reading Drake Turned His “I’m Upset” Music Video Into An Epic ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’ Reunion

JoJo performing in New York City

Interview: JoJo Talks Pre-Show Jitters And Future Album [VIDEO]

From her mixtape Agápē to her upcoming movie G.B.F., actress and recording artist JoJo is everywhere.  Just last week she made a pit stop in New York City to perform at Baruch College’s Spring Fling.  I chatted with the powerhouse vocalist prior to her show and she dished on her favorite song to perform and the status of her much-anticipated third album. On Pre-Show Nerves “I … Continue reading Interview: JoJo Talks Pre-Show Jitters And Future Album [VIDEO]

Justin Bieber’s New Album Features Song Collaboration With Taylor Swift

Justin Bieber pranking Taylor Swift on MTV's 'Punk'd' | credit: idolator.com

Justin Bieber has teamed up with songwriting superstar Taylor Swift for his upcoming third album, Believe.

The pop star gave Vodafone Big Top 40 an inside scoop on the album.  “You know, the whole album is just so different, there’s so many different people collaborating,” Justin said. “We worked with Mike Posner for ‘Boyfriend‘ so that turned out well, and then we sued Timbaland and Kanye [West] and Drake and so many different people.”

“I even wrote a song with Taylor Swift,” he added.  “So the whole album ranges differently.”  His mentor Usher is also joining the album with a duet.

Justin said that Believe won’t “stay in a box,” revealing that the record will reflect diverse musical genres.

Believe is expected to hit stores this summer.

Take a listen to Justin’s first single “Boyfriend” off of the album after the jump!

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New Music: Up-And-Coming Artist Taylor Berrett Premieres “Whole Heart” Music Video

Taylor Berrett Premieres "Whole Heart" Music Video On MTV Buzzworthy

Singer-songwriter Taylor Berrett recently signed to SRP Records (the company behind Rihanna‘s biggest hits!) and he’s already taking the music world by storm.

His music video “Whole Heart” premiered yesterday and features Taylor singing a touching love song in an empty theatre.  But just who is Taylor Berrett?

The 19-year-old Northern Virgina native first got noticed by his cover of Drake and Rihanna’s “Take Care” with Vita Chambers.  Taylor’s voice is mature beyond its years, with an appealing rasp to it.  The duo did a beautiful acoustic version of the song showcasing their unique style and making the cover their own.

In an interview with J-14 Magazine, Berrett explained his musical style.  “At the core it’s pop music, performed with mainly acoustic instruments, but heavily influenced by soul and blues artists of the past and R&B artists of the present,” he said.  “It’s in the same universe of acts like John Mayer and Coldplay.”

He uses his own life experiences as inspiration for his songs.  In fact, “Whole Heart” is “the most personal song” he’s written so far.  “I sometimes like to generalize and use lots of metaphors in songs to distance myself from them emotionally, but every line in “Whole Heart” is completely and painfully me. It’s really an apology, about asking somebody to be patient with me and promising to be better at giving all of myself to her before it’s too late.”

Taylor’s five-song EP Anchor Chasing is currently available on iTunes.

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Want to see more from Taylor?  You can watch the music video for his first single, “Anchor Chasing,” after the jump!

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